Long-term Care Improves Life Outcome

Posted on 20th October 2016, by
Norma and sister Linda at The Salvation Army's Sunset Lodge
When Norma had a stroke, life as she knew it changed forever. Once a strong and independent 68-year-old, the effects of the stroke made it unfeasible for her to live alone. Then she discovered The Salvation Army’s Sunset Lodge in Victoria, who provided her with the accommodation and supports needed to maintain the improved quality  […]

Healing the Wounds of Emotional Abuse

Posted on 14th October 2016, by
Major Catherine Skillin counsels abuse victim at Salvation Army counselling centre mississauga
Childhood should be a time of excitement, good memories and personal development. But for Julie (not her real name), life at home was filled with chaos, anxiety and fear. The emotional abuse she experienced led to post-traumatic stress, depression and substance abuse. Today she is a testament to the fact that, with the right support,  […]

MOLLY MAID Helps to Stock Depleted Food Bank Shelves

Posted on 11th October 2016, by
MOLLY MAID and The Salvation Army have once again combined their efforts this summer to help combat food shortages nationwide. The MOLLY MAID Christmas in July Food Drive raised 2,000 pounds of food that helped replenish Salvation Army food bank shelves across Canada. “According to Food Banks Canada, 918,000 Canadians go hungry every summer,” says  […]

Salvation Army Provides Thousands of Thanksgiving Meals and Food Hampers

Posted on 7th October 2016, by
thanksgiving feature
Thanksgiving should be a time for sharing and celebration. But four million people in Canada can barely scrape enough together to put dinner on the table every day. Across the country, The Salvation Army is striving to make sure everyone has something to eat this holiday. Whether providing nutritious supplies from our food banks, or,  […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted on 5th October 2016, by
5 fast facts about mental illness
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), October 2-8, is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. “Mental illness remains a huge barrier to the well-being of many Canadians,” says Major Tom Tuppenney, Behavioural Health Consultant for The Salvation Army. “With encouragement, support and  […]

Help Shape Canada’s National Housing Strategy

Posted on 22nd September 2016, by
Salvation Army shelter worker consoles female shelter user
The Salvation Army has 53 emergency shelters operating across Canada, which provide 3,359 shelter beds each night for vulnerable men, women, youth and families who are experiencing homelessness. We’re grateful to partner with the Government of Canada as we explore ways to address homelessness in Canada. The Canadian government wants to hear from you on  […]

Baby Gift Bag Program Gives a Hand up to Mothers in Need

Posted on 20th September 2016, by
Baby gift bag is given to mom in need through Peterborough community and family services newborn program
“Not everyone has the same support with the birth of a child,” says Lynne Mumford, community and family services worker for The Salvation Army in Peterborough, Ont. “Our baby gift bag, or newborn program, helps low-income mothers know that we value their child and they are not alone in this journey.” The newborn program is  […]

Harry Rosen Donation Helps Those Affected by Fort McMurray Tragedy

Posted on 15th September 2016, by
On August 9, 2016, Larry Rosen (Chairman and CEO) of Harry Rosen Inc., Canada’s premier source of men’s fashion, was honoured by The Salvation Army for the company’s $100,000 clothing contribution to help support residents affected by the Fort McMurray fires. “The Salvation Army is truly grateful for the generosity of Harry Rosen Inc., which  […]

A Former Addict Turns Her Life Around

Posted on 12th September 2016, by
Samantha waters plants on Belkin House rooftop garden
“I thought I was going to die a drug addict,” says Samantha. “For the better part of 25 years I liked how the drugs made me feel. Then, one day, I reached rock bottom.” In January 2014 Samantha committed a crime and went to jail. Beaten down by addiction, emptiness, hopelessness and despair, she desperately  […]